We were discussing freedom, I gave an example of one of the things that I find truly liberating to my choices of what I can do with my life. What you do or can do in your country has never really concerned me. Go tell an insurance company where to go. I have never said our system is right for you but I have defended it from those that say it can not work. What is wrong with a health care system where you can go shopping? Nothing unless you have a precondition and can not get insurance leaving you with getting the help you need from a hospital and then not being able to pay for it. In the end the insurance companies or government end up paying for it by higher costs passed on to people who are covered.
All I have to do to get all the healthcare I need (key word is NEED), is to talk to a few friends and carefully choose a doc. Never had any issues in my whole life.
MeThinks this healthcare politics stuff is more 'fear mongering' than reality... unless we are talking about a person with a helpless mentality who is not willing to take control and responsibility for their personal health as well as their healthcare needs.
So tell me Printer: What is wrong with a healthcare system where the buyer can tell the insurance co to take a hike... and find an alternative. There are LOTS of alternatives if one wants to go shopping... rather than gripe all day.